You never plan to have an emergency, so it’s nice to know that Rio Grande Regional Hospital has four world-class emergency rooms offering 24/7 emergency care. If you have an emergency, we are here when you need us most.

Rio Grande Regional Hospital is a leading healthcare provider in McAllen, TX with one of the area’s largest ER facilities. We also extend our ER care into the Rio Grande Valley community with off-site 24-hour emergency care centers.

Emergency Care Services in McAllen

Conveniently located in the heart of McAllen, the emergency room at Rio Grande Regional Hospital provides immediate care for all ages. Our state-of-the-art facility provides specialized treatment for a range of conditions. We treat everything from broken bones, coughs, and colds to treatment for heart attacks and strokes.

Some services we offer include:

  • On-site lab and radiology
  • On-site helipad for air transport of critically-ill patients
  • Dedicated 24-hour cath lab team for heart attacks and other cardiac emergencies
  • Children’s Medical Center with 24-hour coverage by Pediatric Intensivists (pediatric intensive care physicians) and Neonatologists

Advanced Level III Trauma Center

Trauma is the number one cause of serious injury and death in children and young adults. As a designated Level III Trauma Center, we are prepared to handle any situation with a dedicated surgical team who provide around the clock care.

Pediatric ER Care

All four of our facilities offer pediatric emergency services. Whether you are in the McAllen, Mission, or Edinburg communities, each one of our ERs is fully equipped to treat your child with outstanding care. If your child requires hospital admission, our Children's Medical Center provides 24-hour coverage by pediatric intensivists and neonatologists.

In addition, our specialized triage system makes sure that you or your child's wait time is as short as possible. The Fast Track area is dedicated to treating minor illnesses and injury – providing exams, tests, and treatment quickly. This allows expedited care of more acute/critical injuries.

Freestanding Emergency Care Centers

Rio Grande Regional Hospital is committed to offering rapid emergency care across the Rio Grande Valley through our emergency care centers. Here, patients can expect a passionate team of expert board certified physicians and support staff with the same level of commitment as the main Rio Grande Regional Hospital ER campus.

We treat everything from scrapes, bruises, broken bones, and fevers to life-threatening emergencies, like stroke and chest pain.

  • High quality, nationally recognized healthcare 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
  • Accepts all major insurance plans
  • Accepts ambulance transports
  • Affiliation with Rio Grande Regional Hospital makes direct admission when necessary to the hospital simple and seamless

Our newest emergency care facility in San Juan is conveniently located and accessible to residents in neighboring cities such as Pharr, Alamo, Donna, and Weslaco.

The 11,000 square-foot center has 11 private treatment rooms and a highly specialized trauma room. It is staffed with board-certified emergency room physicians and highly skilled medical professionals that are ready to treat all of your major and minor emergency medical needs.


  • Digital ultrasound and diagnostic imaging
  • On-site laboratory
  • Telemedicine technology with a specific focus on stroke care


200 East Expressway 83
San Juan, TX 78589

Call: (956) 782-3300

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Our emergency care facility within the Rio Grande Valley serves the greater Edinburg, TX community.

Near the corner of South McColl and West University Drive, our freestanding ER provides convenient, accessible care to children and adults seeking medical attention.


  • Staffed with emergency medicine physicians
  • Blood work processed in the on-site lab
  • CT scan, ultrasound, and X-rays completed on-site


2744 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

Call: (956) 380-8080

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Our freestanding emergency room in McAllen/Mission is an extension of our main facility.


  • Staffed with emergency medicine physicians
  • On-site imaging and laboratory services (digital X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, blood processing, etc.)


Off Expressway 83 and Taylor Road

5100 West Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78501

Call: (956) 928-7200

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Serving the Mission community, our full-service emergency room providing care for all types of acute injuries and illnesses for children and adults.


  • Staffed with emergency medicine physicians
  • On-site lab testing and imaging (digital X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, blood processing, etc.)


102 W. Griffin Parkway

Mission, TX 78572

Call: (956) 445-1600

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Sometimes a trip to the ER means a stay in a hospital. If that happens when you’re visiting one of our 24 Hour Emergency Care centers, one of our staff members will handle those arrangements for you. As a department of Rio Grande Regional, direct admission to our main campus by ambulance is quick and simple. Our nurse's even call ahead to share information about your condition and history with the main hospital ER team so they are ready when you arrive.

Call 9-1-1 for an Emergency

For all emergencies, call 9-1-1. Never attempt to drive yourself to the hospital. Always call 9-1-1 or have someone else drive you to the hospital. Letting an EMS provider take you to the hospital in an ambulance is safer in certain emergencies, such as stroke or heart attack. The emergency medical technicians (EMT) can send vital information to the hospital during transport, resulting in faster treatment and diagnosis once you arrive. And ambulances don’t get stuck in traffic.

If you have any questions about our emergency services, call the ER department at Rio Grande Regional Hospital at (956) 632-6443.